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Learn French on Your Guided Tour of Provence

Occasionally, I get asked what do I enjoy the most about Perfectly Provence? Hands down it is the personal connections forged via this online community of contributors and readers. Some of my favourite moments (to date) include a lady’s lunch in Nice, exchanging recipes and wine pairing ideas with new …

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News of 2016 Arles Photo Expo

The sprawling ‘Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles’, this year in its 47th edition, will for the first time, overflow to Marseille, Avignon and Nimes. The venues will be, respectively the Villa Mediterranée, the Collection Lambert and the Carré d’Art. In all, there will be 39 different expos showcasing the …

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It’s Back! La Navette Maritime or Batobus

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: …as it used to be known, comes back into service for the season on Saturday 23rd April. Boats start at Marseille’s Vieux Port and take 100 passengers to either Pointe Rouge or L’Estaque. Each journey takes about half an hour and last year cost 5 …

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Aix Mansions Sale Update

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Last autumn, it was announced that two mansions in centre ville were for sale. The town authorities wished to divest themselves of buildings which weren’t functional and cost too much to maintain. Now there is some progress to report on one. The Hotel de Valbelle, currently …

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Top Local’s Picks in Provence by Author Mary Lou Longworth

Author Mary Lou Longworth and her family have lived in Provence for nearly 20 years. They long ago fell under the spell of the natural Provencal beauty studded with olive trees, vineyards and cobalt sky. Life in France has included a few expat struggles and the birth of series of …

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Art and Photography in Provence

Artists and Art Teachers in Provence Provence is an endless canvas for artists, writers, photographers and frankly anyone with a fragment of a creative side. A place famous for its magical light, Provence has inspired master painters Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and many of today’s creators (photos below). Tessa Baker …

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Spend a Week in Uzes on a French Culinary Holiday

Cook’n with Class is now offering five-day cooking courses at their gorgeous Uzès location. Class sizes are deliberately small with a total of six participants, to maximize the hands-on cooking experience. However, these culinary holidays are not just about long hours spent in the kitchen. You and your classmates will have …

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Provencal dilemmas the three Cs Countryside Coast or City

I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months. Every time I plan a trip to Provence, the dilemma is where to choose… …

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Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon and Beyond

After several centuries, cascades of turquoise water carved a 20km limestone canyon known as the Gorges du Verdon, which became part of the protected Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon in 1997. The Verdon River flows 166km from its source in the Alps to Lac St Croix engraving the sheer rock …

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Exploring with Provence Authentic Tours

Jessica and Elodie are celebrating an anniversary. These tourism graduates launched their travel agency Provence Authentic one year ago, in January 2015. Originally from Lyon, Jessica has lived in Provence for a decade, and Elodie is local. She was born in Carpentras, only 15kms away from their headquarters in Vacqueyras. …

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